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Il Fornaio

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11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
+1 703-437-5544
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and specials. Priced mid range but not cheap. Very friendly. Can get noisy. Great wine list. Wonderful sidewalk tables in season. Great for business, family or secret date. Casual but some guests decked out and some a bit dodgy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Il Fornaio offers reliable, upscale Italian fare. While this is a chain, each location that I have tried has maintained a slightly different vibe. Being by myself, I chose to sit at the bar. The service was excellent. The bartenders were friendly and inviting. Pablo was particularly helpful! I enjoyed a Caprese salad appetizer, along with a pasta bolognese. Both... More 

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Thank mrsiss
Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The few times I have dined at Il Fornaio, I have loved the food, service and ambiance. Each time was a larger group work lunch and we were all satisfied with our meals.

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Thank loveeatingout2015
McLean, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fine food if you are a fan of different classic Italian regional cuisines. The rack of lamb with a pecorino crust was medium rare and perfect with al dente vegetables and crispy potatoes. I loved the chocolate torte - deep and dense.

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Thank 271april
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take your family. I have taken my wife and daughter out for brunch a few times. The food and service were great. Atmosphere is great. Take your significant other there for brunch. Or any other meal, for that matter.

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Thank George B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I ate here the other night and it really wasn't a memorable event. The service was good but the food was bland and the pasta was thick and almost undercooked. My friend ordered the chicken cannoli and it looked awful and tasted bland. The cannoli was drowned in cheese and unrecognizable. If you eat with your eyes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Tomato mozzarella salad had brown tomatoes. Sent it back. Salads were ok but service was slow- waited an hour. Pasta w chicken and broccoli was flavorless and the small portion was like a child's size meal. Meatballs tasted like frozen ones from Harris Teeter. Only good thing was tiramisu. Should have sent it all back and only eaten dessert and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Il Fornaio with a large group while visiting Washington on for a conference. The service was quick and efficient and the food was good. Prawn risotto was good as was the New York Strip. Would go back if in the area again.

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Thank Ken P
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited the restaurant for a team lunch last week of December. The restaurant was fairly empty, probably due to the holidays but the service and the food was excellent. We tried the appetizers and the different types of pasta, everything was delicious and the portions were the right size.

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Thank tasyed786
Reston, Virginia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been to Il Fornaio numerous times over the past few years. Every time, the service was excellent and the food was excellent. They have a monthly regional special fixed price dinner that has been great every time I've tried it. They also have a very nice Happy Hour - only a few choices for food, but they're great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-437-5544
Description
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.

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Manassas, Virginia
Reston, Virginia, United States

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?